The MELLIE Project

The Migrant English Language Literacy and Intercultural Education, hosted by SALIS and supported by DCU University of Sanctuary

The MELLIE (Migrant English Language Literacy and Intercultural Education) project is an extra-curricular project designed to facilitate language and cultural exchange between DCU volunteer staff and students and asylum seekers and refugees living in Direct Provision. It enables participants to engage experientially and constructively, through storytelling, with the global challenges of migration and reception, hallmarks of the DCU sanctuary initiative. 

Once a week over the course of a twelve week semester, refugees and people seeking asylum travel to DCU for a two-hour storytelling session with a member of the DCU community.